By Gloria Goldstein
Producer, Performing Arts Council
On Friday evening, January 19, in the Encore Theatre, The Seth Kibel Quartet will be performing many of our favorites from the “Great American Songbook”.
Seth Kibel, one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier woodwind specialists, has worked with some of the best bands specializing in jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences with his skills on the saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth is not only well known in Baltimore and Washington, but throughout the world. He has been a featured performer with the Alexandria Kleztet, the Bay Jazz Project, the Music Pilgrim Trio, the Natty Beaux, and many more groups. Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards, including “Best World Music Instrumentalist” and “Best Jazz Instrumentalist.”
Seth has five released CD albums with his latest album released in 2015 by the Azalea City Recordings record label. One song from that album “New Waltz” was the grand prize winner of the 2016 Mid –Atlantic song contest (MASC), sponsored by the Songwriters’s Association of Washington (SAW).
In 2002, he was commissioned to write, perform, and record an original score for Dreams in the Golden Country, an original theatrical production at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Seth can also currently be seen with the Washington/Baltimore area’s most exciting swing and jump blues bands. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Carter Barron Amphitheatre, the Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts, as well as on several European tours.
The Seth Kibel Quartet will have Seth on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Sean Lane on piano, Bob Abbot on double bass, and Wes Crawford on drums.
Seth’s last Riderwood performance was sold out, so be sure not to miss this outstanding show. Purchase your $5.00 tickets Monday, January 15 and Tuesday January 16 in all dining rooms from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.